Cape Town - Queen Elizabeth uses this smart trick to remember two key facts about all the people she’s ever given royal honours to.
According to children’s book author Julia Donaldson, who was appointed CBE (Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) for services to children’s literature, Her Majesty has a smart way of remembering important information about people, The Sun reports.
"I was told the queen goes through the potted biographies with a yellow marker and just two words get highlighted," Julia reveals.
"So, when you get called up, the equerry shows her the words.
"I did my little curtsy and she said 'Oh, so you’re a writer... you’re very popular.'
"I went off thinking 'writer, popular...' those must have been my two words.
"She does this with some 75 people every session and she’s on her feet the whole time."
Recently, it’s been revealed that the queen, although she enjoys public ceremonies, dislikes when people "shy away" from her, Mirror reports.
"Ever wondered what the queen feels like when she enters a room filled with people, knowing they’re all nervous about meeting her?" royal author Adam Heliker writes.
Well, an RAF officer who served as an equerry discloses: "One summer day she asked me to join her on a walk at Balmoral. She talked about how irritating it was to go into a party and as she put it, watch people peel away, like the water parting as the bow of a ship ploughed through it. She said she always felt it would be lovely to just slip into a party, wandering around incognito, talking to anyone she felt like.
"But the thing that most irritated her was the 'inevitable hush' that always greeted her when they saw her walking in."